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January 27, 2015

It remains contested whether the sexual acts were consensual or not. (Shutterstock)
15:47 GMT
A mechanic accused his coworker of forcing him to have sex with him.
Egyptian Yasmine Mahmoud, a 31-year-old executive secretary, rides her bicycle in Cairo. (AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed)
13:02 GMT
Yasmine Mahmoud cuts a defiant figure as she weaves her bicycle through the chaotic streets of Cairo, a place where few women dare to pedal.
This Lebanese girl tossed herself from a balcony for her boyfriend, but was it worth the broken bones? (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
A Lebanese teen jumped off a three-story balcony to see her boyfriend after her parents forbade her from seeing him.

January 26, 2015

In a hard core mission to drive fast, two Lebanese men swiped the speed radar from the side of a highway. One is still on the loose! (Shutterstock)
19:54 GMT
Two men stole a speed radar and camera from a highway in Lebanon. Police arrested one but the other is still on the run!
One Twitter user wrote, “His Majesty always surprises us with humbleness, humanity and sharing others’ feelings.” (Petra News Agency)
16:00 GMT
His Majesty King Abdullah exited his vehicle to wait for the rest of the procession for the late Saudi King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz.
From a simple buyer Naouri transformed himself into a salesman and antique connoisseur; he would buy a few pieces and sell them, then purchase older and more precious works of art, advancing his knowledge about texture. (Shutterstock)
14:00 GMT
Fascinated by the paradoxical simplicity and complexity of traditional bedouin weaving, one Jordanian art collector has taken it upon himself to preserve the dying art.
The man posed as a woman to obtain naked photos of the victim. (Shutterstock)
10:00 GMT
A man has been accused of threatening to dishonor an employee and circulate his nude photos via WhatsApp if he failed to pay him Dh18,400 ($5,009) and give him a diamond ring.
The Justice Ministry Police Investigations Department is investigating the alleged sexual harassment  incident. (Shutterstock)
08:15 GMT
A female police officer accused the senior officer of taking advantage of her when she asked for his help.
The parents of the murdered teacher can choose between the death penalty, compensation or a pardon for the alleged killer. (Photo: Sean Gallup/AFP/Getty Images)
05:00 GMT
The family of an American teacher murdered in Qatar has been granted the rights to choose whether the man who allegedly killed her should be executed.

January 25, 2015

One of the people who cursed the reporter allegedly called him a “Jewish devil,” “Jewish shit” and another told him to “get out.” (Shutterstock)
14:00 GMT
A Swedish reporter wore a star of David pendant and kippah as he walked around Malmo to test the public's attitudes toward Jews.
Having fled the war, Syrian women and girls are vulnerable to exploitation and increasing levels of abuse. Some look to marriage for protection, others are victims of pimps or matchmakers out for profit. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Meet "Nur", a Syrian refugee who has suffered sexual exploitation at the hands of her Turkish husband. But was it rape, and can she even escape?
The lawsuit claims that the woman's First Amendment right to freedom of religious expression was violated. (Shutterstock)
09:16 GMT
According to the lawsuit filed in a Detroit federal court, an officer taking Kazan's booking photograph made her remove her hijab.
The late King Abdullah, who died early Friday morning at the age of 90, was an integral part of Saudi Arabian politics over the last decade, now Western powers wonder what's in store with successor King Salman. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
As a new age Saudi monarchy is ushered in with the placement of former Crown Prince Salman, world leaders arrived in Saudi capital Riyadh to offer condolences.

January 24, 2015

Women are so far banned from driving in Saudi Arabia — is it time to take notes from the British Queen herself? (We're looking at you, King Salman) (AFP/File)
09:38 GMT
Amid international debate on what, exactly, the late King Abdullah's legacy represents, this is a story about a Queen, a King and a Land Rover, and it's gonna make today better.
Bahrain and Jordan have both declared 40 days of mourning for Saudi's late King Abdullah. (Photo: Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)
05:00 GMT
As tributes flooded in for the passing of the Saudi's King Abdullah, so too did the announcements of official days of mourning from Arab and Middle Eastern leaders.